Restore refers to making something the way that it once was. Common examples are restoring a backup, restoring preferences, restoring documents, and restoring tabs in a browser.

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How to recover data from dead hard disk (with tic tic noise)?

I have an HP server with a two-year-old 174 GB hard disk. Suddenly, the server cannot boot from hard disk. The drive makes noises (tic tic tic) and the server says the hard drive should be replaced. ...
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How to restore the default Google search engine in Chrome?

How do I revert to the default Google search engine in Chrome? Most sites have a simple querystring search, like http://mysite/search/?query=%s, but Google has some weird query string, and I'm not ...
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If I image a hard drive, wipe it clean, and then restore it, are deleted files really gone?

Assuming I want to make sure all traces of deleted files are gone from a system, but don't want to do a clean install or lose the current system configuration, will restoring an image of a hard drive ...
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I tried in command prompt this but it failed [closed]

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601] Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. C:\Users\War Machine>C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Rocketmelt\Application\Rocketmelt.exe ...
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Restore a backup if Crashplan disappears

I am thinking about using Crashplan as a backup solution. I am planning on making incremental backups of my computer (Daily, Monthly, Yearly). The archive file that Crashplan uses for incremental ...
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Recover Data from formatted Windows 7 OS [duplicate]

Actually my system had dual OS.one is Windows7 and Ubuntu 10.10. But while installing debian based linux on my system,i formatted both OS.I want to recover all data of my hard disk. please suggest ...
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Restoring Google Drive to a Back-up

So. My Google Drive just died. Their support staff tell me I've got to disconnect my drive and re-install the Google Drive app and use 44GBs of bandwidth to re-download everything. It's their fault so ...
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Striped Volume problems in Windows 8

Recently reinstalled my computer with the final release of Windows 8, and to celebrate this, moved all the important data from my 2 pieces of 1TB HDDs (a Samsung HD103SI and a Western Digital ...
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How should I clean and restore an old Apple II computer? [duplicate]

Wondering what I should know before I start tearing this thing down to clean it. What's a good way to clean and restore it in a safe manner? Especially the keyboard as many keys take many tries to ...
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Restore a system image

I created a system image in a network location on Windows 7. How can I restore this system image in case of a failure?
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Copying a Partition-Empty Sectors and All

What's the best way to copy a entire partition empty sectors and all as to recover deleted files, a few have recommended "dd" but I'll be honest I've never used it and nobody seems to know of a simple ...
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If you do a full partition copy, does it copy the “deleted” files as well that can be restored

I was just wondering, if you did a full partition copy onto another hard drive, would it also copy the "deleted" data that can be sometimes recovered with recovery tools or would it just leave that ...
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Recovering Shared Files

I was sent a folder through dropbox that is supposed to contain several deleted files. My job is to restore them. The person who sent them to me can click the trashcan icon and retrieve these files. ...
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upgrading from windows xp to 7

1) what is the best way to backup and copy files over? From my udnerstanding you have to wipe the drive. 2) What is the costs and does any windows 7 work or do I want an upgrade key?
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Is there any way to restore/recover my file that a rpm package overwrite?

I had some files on a server. Then I installed a rpm package that have same files in it. As a result, rpm package overwrite these files and I lost my newly edited files. I wonder if there is a way to ...
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Firefox Add-on that lists all open tabs urls in one tab as text links [closed]

When firefox crashes and restarts there is a "restore previous tabs" page that opens in a single tab in the freshly restarted window. Let's say I had 15 tabs open in one window when FF crashed, links ...
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In Firefox, I accidentally clicked “Start New Session” after a crash. How can I get all my tabs back?

user1264624 asks on another website: After a Firefox crash, I accidentally clicked "Start New Session" instead of "Restore". Unfortunately there is no way to get back to the previous session as ...
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Error importing database in Windows Azure

Just to test the MSSQL backup/restore capabilities of Windows Azure, I selected a test database and chose the "Export" option. It prompted me to select a storage location and I chose an appropriate ...
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Forgotten admin password, how to reset/re-install Windows 8? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 8 locked because the password were lost, how can I change it without needing to reinstall it? A few weeks ago I set up a brand new Sony laptop running windows 8. ...
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Cant restore my back up of windows 7 after formatting the disk because of a major crash

i backed up my windows 7 to an external hard drive and about a month later windows crashed so i had to format the drive to get thru all the left over junk. then when i put the cd restore disk i made ...
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Restore Windows 7 backup on XP

I recently had a Windows 7 machine die on me, but fortunately I've been using Microsoft's included backup utility to back up all my important files onto an external hard drive. I'm now on my backup ...
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Win 7 stuck in restore point at boot up

I had my motherboard or cpu go bad, replaced them the other night. After fooling for hours trying to get the bios correct, win7 kept asking to do a restore. I eventually gave in, and it did not work. ...
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How to Restore ovewritten .txt file

i had a file name goodaccounts it had data , my software overwrote the file goodaccounts.txt so now the previous data is gone can you tell me how to bring back the previous data i am using simple ...
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How do I create factory restore media for a Dell laptop with Windows 8?

This may have been asked before, but not for Windows 8. How do you create the factory restore media for a Dell Laptop (a Dell XPS 15 in my case) before I go and do something stupid with it.
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How to clone a Win7 boot partition onto the SAME hard drive?

I want to have two or even three clones of my operating system partition on the same hard drive. No I don't want the clones on different hard drives. I want three partitions on one hard drive, two of ...
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Deploy Windows 7 Backup set to Windows 8

Situation: We have a laptop here that's completely fubar. I.e: The hard drive is filled to the brim with bad sectors. Luckily, backups have been made using the built-in Windows 7 backup feature. This ...
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Restore to a previous backup point with Windows 7 backup

I wonder if it is possible to restore previous versions of files or system states with Windows 7 backup. Let's assume a backup has been set with default settings. It runs every Sunday at 19:00. Is it ...
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Restore boot sector from a hard disc to another

I have a win7 on my old Seagate HDD. Recently I installed one new SSD and setup win8 on it. So I have a boot table to choose win7 or win8 to startup. Now when I tried to remove the old one (the ...
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Can I restore Windows 8/install Windows 7 from BIOS?

I recently got an ASUS K55A series laptop with Windows 8 on it, and have been trying to load Windows 7 on it for days to no avail, and recently I discovered how to get my Windows 7 install DVD to boot ...
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Backup Operating System with Softwares Installed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Looking for a software capable of cloning a System drive? I am using a Dell Laptop with Windows 7 installed,as i have installed softwares like photoshop, Netbeans and ...
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If I split my harddrive, will a system restore delete it?

I split my 1TB HD from C drive and called it A. I put some files there to back up. I have now come to a point where I need to run a system restore with the discs that came with my computer. If I do a ...
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Macrium backup and rescue disk creation

I am in the process of backing up my PC using "Macrium backup and restore". I have successfully backed my PC, (both C and D drive) to an external hard disk. I have a question regarding creating ...
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Backup recovery drives Windows 7 64-bit (Toshiba and Acer)

I have Toshiba Satellite and Acer Aspire laptops. I back up data on regular basis and also have recovery discs for these machines. I don't rely on optical recovery media much because in my experience, ...
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Restoring from .wim image without access to Windows DVD

I'm attempting to fix a friend's computer. It will not boot to anything Windows-related (see my earlier question for more information). I was able to boot into Peppermint OS to back up her files and ...
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Overwrite a Windows 7's Windows folder with a Windows.old from upgrade to Windows 8

Basically I've installed Windows 8 Pro over an existing Windows 7 install, and I told it not to copy any personal files or applications. Now in my C: drive I have a Windows.old folder. Is it possible ...
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Easy way to recover Windows.old folder after Windows 8 PC Refresh?

I recently did a Windows 8 PC refresh, hoping it would solve an issue I'm having, which it didn't. Now I'm hoping there's an easy solution for undoing the refresh. Is there an easy way to recover any ...
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How to restore opened file after Vectorworks crash?

According to the Console app Vectorworks crashed because of an unhandled NSImageCacheException. For some reason, the file I was working on disappeared with the crash! How can I restore it?
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Dell Windows 7 dual boots with Fedora Linux - removal of GRUB boot loader

The Dell laptop I have comes with pre-installed Windows 7. Later, I installed Fedora 17. Now, I'd like to get rid of Fedora 17 and boot normally from my Windows 7 as I did before. I do not have the ...
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Windows 7 backup to 3TB Seagate external drive got 0x8078002A error

I'm using the Windows 7 backup and restore utility to create a system image and personal file backup to an external Seagate GoFlex 3TB disk. I got the following error: One of the backup files could ...
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How to repair / restore clobbered libxml2 on Mac OS X

I started playing with a Mac just a couple of days ago, and it seems, without warning I've caused some major damage. The system is running OS X version 10.5.8, and without paying much attention, I ...
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How to restore all the files from trash in Mac OS X?

I can put back the items one by one, but there are too many files, how could I restore all the files in the trash?
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Transfer nearly an entire file system to a fresh install as smoothly as possible

I've got a friend who needs his computer working in just a few hours. His files are safe, however, he managed to corrupt his main install of Windows 7. My plan is to go in with a Linux disk, copy ...
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Cleanmgr.exe does not show option to clean installed service packs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does the /winsxs folder grow so large, and can it be made smaller? I copied Cleanmgr.exe and Cleanmgr.exe.mui as it was suggested here, but when I run it it shows 4 ...
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How can I test a restore from a Windows 7 backup?

I've set up backups for my PC using Windows 7's built in scheduled backup feature that backs up to a NAS I purchased. All seems to be going well but I can't sleep well until I'm sure my backups will ...
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Freeze on boot: firmware bug

When I boot Mint in recovery profile it says something about a bug, then it freezes on the line: Firmware bug DOD is defined but not DOS I want to access it because I need to restore it like ...
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USB stick backup/restore tool for Mac, Windows and Linux

Is there a tool capable to run on Mac, Windows and Linux, that could back up a USB stick? I frecuently clean-install all tree OSes, even in netbooks with no DVD drive As it turns out I find myself ...
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How do I restore my system from a “Backup and Restore Center” backup? [closed]

The Windows (Vista) documentation and available online info is comprehensively vague. If I have a moderately brain dead system and want to restore it, and I have a "Backup and Restore Center" backup ...
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Restore data from one Windows edition to another

I have a Swedish Windows 7 Home Premium on my PC, and I really want to change system language to English. I know that Home Premium can't change system language (only W7 Ultimate does that), so I ...
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Attempt to CLONE Mac OS X HFS+ main drive fails with "Restore Failure An error (32) occurred while copying (Broken Pipe)

For years I have been cloning the main drive on my MacBooks to make bootable external drives. This way I have a (reasonably) up-to-date, bootable, portable external drive that I can plug into any mac ...
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How do I back up Windows to a smaller hard drive using Linux software?

I have a 320GB hard drive that has about 50GB used, with a borked Windows install (I think). I need to grab a 1-1 copy of it before I send it to the manufacturer for fixing, since the latest backup is ...